Meghan Markle has happy memories of her first Christmas with the royal family.
“I remember so vividly the first Christmas at Sandringham,” Meghan, 41, disse. “Calling my mom, e lei è come, ‘How’s it going?’ E io dissi, 'Oh mio Dio, it’s amazing.’ ”
“It’s just like a big family like I always wanted,” lei ha aggiunto. “And there was just this constant movement and energy and fun.”
At dinner, Meghan sat next to “H’s grandfather,” il principe Filippo — and thought their conversation went well.
“And I just thought it was so wonderful. Ed ero tipo, 'Oh, we chatted, and it was so great. And I talked about this and talked about this,’ ” she recalled — although she said that il principe harry later informed her that she “had his bad ear,” significato il principe Filippo likely couldn’t hear their entire chat.
Meghan ha detto, “ero come, ‘Oh — well, I thought it went really well.’ ”
Following the holiday celebrations, il principe harry told BBC Radio 4 that Christmas with his bride-to-be was “fantastic.” “She really enjoyed it,” ha detto in 2017. “The family loved having her there.”
Meghan’s appearance was a departure from typical protocol, come unmarried partners of royals had previously not been invited to Sandringham for the big day. (Come principe William‘s fiancée back in 2010, Kate Middleton did not attend Christmas services with him.)
Following their May 2018 nozze, il principe harry and Meghan headed to Sandringham for a traditional royal Christmas again that December. Al tempo, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first child, e figlio Archie Harrison was born in May 2019.
In 2019, the couple decided to spend their first holiday season as a family of three privately in Canada.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month,” Buckingham Palace said in a novembre 2019 dichiarazione. “Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland. This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen.”
A gennaio 2020, Meghan e il principe harry announced their intention to step back as working members of the royal family. They relocated to Meghan’s home state of California later that year, staying in Tyler Perry’s Los Angeles home before buying a home in Montecito.
“Quest'anno, 2021, abbiamo accolto nostra figlia, Lilibet, al mondo. Archie ci ha reso una "mamma"’ e un "papà", e Lili ci ha fatto diventare una famiglia. Mentre non vediamo l'ora di 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families — from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave,” they said in their holiday card.